Vote for Tales for 2009 Nintendo Power

Nintendo Powers polls have opened and Tales has been nominated for a few awards.
I forget all of the awards, but I remembered that tales was nominated for best wiiware game(as a whole, not each individual episode) and best newcomer(morgan leflay) and at least one more(maybe) so vote now
http://www.nintendopower.com/ You have to scroll down a little bit to find where to vote, I coulden't give you the exact link because I already voted and am not allowed to head back to that page incase I might vote again.
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  • edited December 2009
    Well, I can't exactly give it the Game of the Year vote but I guess I can give it the Wiiware vo-

    "Cave Story"

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

    Ok no problem, it's in the adventure category too so I can give it that vote ri-

    "The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks"

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

    Sheesh, Morgan has it really easy since I doubt many people actually know who the rest of those characters are. It's like she was meant to win!

    EDIT: Also, man, they were so robbed for voice acting nomination! It's way better than the rest of the games in that category.
  • edited December 2009
    PecanBlue wrote: »
    Well, I can't exactly give it the Game of the Year vote but I guess I can give it the Wiiware vo-

    "Cave Story"

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

    Ok no problem, it's in the adventure category too so I can give it that vote ri-

    "The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks"

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

    Sheesh, Morgan has it really easy since I doubt many people actually know who the rest of those characters are. It's like she was meant to win!

    I don't remember tales being nominated for games of the year.
    EDIT: and yeah I agree on the morgan thing, i only new Xion and her, and well, Xion was a decent character, but still, Morgan was better, and I bet none of us ever thought tales 1 was going to end like that with her
    having a sword up to Guybrush's neck and then chopping his hand off in part 2
  • edited December 2009
    ^
    http://www.nintendopower.com/images/NP250_NPA2009.jpg

    This ballot has it under "Overall Game of the Year" category.
  • edited December 2009
    I didn't play many new games this year due to my re-discovering an old series and spending most of my cash on that (Phoenix Wright <3). So it was pretty easy to vote for Tales. ^^

    Game of the Year seems unlikely (can't remember what it was up against, but... it's Nintendo Power, so a Nintendo game will probably win), but I think it can win something. And it will be sweet.
  • edited December 2009
    Its a shame that Tales wasn't listed for best writing.
  • edited December 2009
    Done voting. I'm happy it got the nominations it did get.
  • edited December 2009
    Cool i voted for tales for every category nominated
  • edited December 2009
    Telltale, please post these nominations on your blog!
  • edited December 2009
    I did my part! Now when does the magazine come out so I know when I can slam myself at the nearest bookstore?
  • edited January 2010
    I voted, I feel good. I also did a lot of spamming to MI fans on various websites about the ToMI, I feel a little guilty about that... but still good.
  • edited January 2010
    I'm a little astounded it didn't get nominated for best story or best voice acting.
  • edited January 2010
    i voted for little kings story over monkey island in a few categories... but morgan beat out little king in the new character category
  • edited January 2010
    Friar wrote: »
    I'm a little astounded it didn't get nominated for best story or best voice acting.

    Me too, or best soundtrack for that matter. Ah well.

    But I did give a nod for "Ghostbusters." :D
  • edited January 2010
    My vote counts as five, right?
  • edited January 2010
    Done...
  • edited January 2010
    Half of those games, I've never even heard of, so for the ones that I couldn't vote for ToMI on, I just put titles that my friends told me were good. Hope Tales wins!
  • edited January 2010
    It was nice to see Tales nominated in so many categories, although there were some pretty glaring oversights where it should have been nominated (looking at you, voice acting!)
  • edited January 2010
    No voice acting?
    No story?
    No way....

    Still, I voted in pretty much all areas for Tales of Monkey Island because there wasn't really any others I liked as much.
  • edited January 2010
    Wow, looking through that list made me realize how out of touch with the mainstream gaming world I was. :|
  • edited January 2010
    I voted. Make sue you update us when the issue comes out (if you get it) :D
    Giant Tope wrote: »
    Wow, looking through that list made me realize how out of touch with the mainstream gaming world I was. :|

    me too :P
  • edited January 2010
    PecanBlue wrote: »
    Seriously - they're listing "GTA: Chinatown Wars" under "Best Adventure Game"? :D

    np: Maximo Park - Tanned (Quicken The Heart)
  • edited January 2010
    Yeah, the term "adventure game" has really lost its true meaning in the media. :/

    Or at least to youngins like me who thought that an adventure game was one where you just go on an adventure up until I was introduced to Lucas Arts games about a year ago. I think people are starting to go back to the old meaning now that adventure games are seeming to make a gradual comeback.

    Or perhaps I'm just being more aware of their existence? I dunno.
  • edited January 2010
    I think what many people see as an adventure game nowadays, are actually action/adventure games. Tombraider, zelda and Okami all fall into that category, but people are too lazy to say "action" aswell.
  • puzzleboxpuzzlebox Telltale Alumni
    edited January 2010
    Friar wrote: »
    I think what many people see as an adventure game nowadays, are actually action/adventure games.

    Certainly seems that way - although I couldn't work out the difference between action and action/adventure. :p

    I found the Wikipedia entry on video game genres helpful in explaining the distinction.
  • edited January 2010
    puzzlebox wrote: »
    I found the Wikipedia entry on video game genres helpful in explaining the distinction.

    Interesting.
    What they call "action/adventure" (Zelda, etc) I've always just called "adventure" (I don't see how action can be considered NOT to be a part of adventure, anyways. When have you ever had an adventure where nothing happened?).

    And what they call "adventure" (the type where you combine objects, etc) I've always called "point and click adventure" (or more often just "point and click", so it wouldn't be confused with "adventure" games).
  • puzzleboxpuzzlebox Telltale Alumni
    edited January 2010
    Avistew wrote: »
    Interesting.
    What they call "action/adventure" (Zelda, etc) I've always just called "adventure" (I don't see how action can be considered NOT to be a part of adventure, anyways. When have you ever had an adventure where nothing happened?).

    And what they call "adventure" (the type where you combine objects, etc) I've always called "point and click adventure" (or more often just "point and click", so it wouldn't be confused with "adventure" games).

    That is interesting - I'm the exact opposite. :p

    I'd refer to anything where the gameplay focuses on manual dexerity (including Zelda etc.) as "action". To me, what you call "point-and-click adventure" would be just plain "adventure".

    So as far as the Wikipedia definition of "action/adventure" goes, I guess it is somewhere between our two viewpoints. :)
  • edited January 2010
    It's good that the have definitions for these things... Otherwise communication would be near impossible seeing how our definitions can differ.

    To be honest, I guess I'm "weird" in my definitions since for instance, to me RPGs (the japanese kind, not the WoW kind) are also a subsection of adventure...
    Basically, if you go on a quest, then it's an adventure, see what I mean?
  • edited January 2010
    I did my part! Now when does the magazine come out so I know when I can slam myself at the nearest bookstore?

    March
  • edited January 2010
    Well, I really wanted to mention Tales for anything really, (I voted for Morgan but that doesn't count) so instead of giving Spirit Tracks the adventure vote, I gave it the Game of the Year vote and gave Tales the adventure vote.

    There was no way I was going to miss out on giving Cave Story the love it deserves, though, so it got the Wiiware vote. (Tales was kind of a poor Wiiware port anyway)

    EDIT: Also, I consider Zelda action/adventure, but I consider it to be more heavy on the adventure prospect. You spend more time exploring, roaming and solving puzzles than you do fighting enemies, which serve more as a hindrance. Except for bosses and mini-bosses, which most often are even puzzles themselves.
  • edited January 2010
    Avistew wrote: »
    Interesting.
    What they call "action/adventure" (Zelda, etc) I've always just called "adventure" (I don't see how action can be considered NOT to be a part of adventure, anyways. When have you ever had an adventure where nothing happened?).

    And what they call "adventure" (the type where you combine objects, etc) I've always called "point and click adventure" (or more often just "point and click", so it wouldn't be confused with "adventure" games).

    I'm the same. I grew up with Zelda, not even noing Point& click games existed until playing Curse at the age of 9. So Zelda was (and still is) an adventure game to me, by force of habit.
  • edited January 2010
    PecanBlue wrote: »
    Well, I really wanted to mention Tales for anything really, (I voted for Morgan but that doesn't count) so instead of giving Spirit Tracks the adventure vote, I gave it the Game of the Year vote and gave Tales the adventure vote.

    There was no way I was going to miss out on giving Cave Story the love it deserves, though, so it got the Wiiware vote. (Tales was kind of a poor Wiiware port anyway)

    EDIT: Also, I consider Zelda action/adventure, but I consider it to be more heavy on the adventure prospect. You spend more time exploring, roaming and solving puzzles than you do fighting enemies, which serve more as a hindrance. Except for bosses and mini-bosses, which most often are even puzzles themselves.

    and for that bolded part of the quote I will go through my classsic rant on how THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE WIIWARE PORT:mad: I found the wiiware version way better than the PC version, I played the free narwhal telltale gave away on the pirate day and it was terrible, game kept crashing, cutscenes were slow and out of synch(ironicly all of the complaints the wiiware people get) and I know now that it isn't my crappy computer, because I got a brand new ultra awesome laptop and it jammed up and everything. Yet again i feel like I am the only one who thinks the pc version was a lousy version while the wiiware version still stands strong
  • edited January 2010
    Gman5852 wrote: »
    and for that bolded part of the quote I will go through my classsic rant on how THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE WIIWARE PORT:mad: I found the wiiware version way better than the PC version, I played the free narwhal telltale gave away on the pirate day and it was terrible, game kept crashing, cutscenes were slow and out of synch(ironicly all of the complaints the wiiware people get) and I know now that it isn't my crappy computer, because I got a brand new ultra awesome laptop and it jammed up and everything. Yet again i feel like I am the only one who thinks the pc version was a lousy version while the wiiware version still stands strong

    Maybe you downloaded a corrupted version, or it was conflicting with your antivirus or something. Maybe you had the graphics set too high (try it on 1 and see what happens). The vast majority of PC owners suffered no problems.

    I own the first two chapters on Wii, and all on PC, and i have to say, the wii version is inferior, but an adequate substitute if you can't get the PC version. The game caused my whole system (on wii) to crash on average 3 times per chapter, the textures are blurry (although i didn't overly notice it until playing the PC version), and the voices seem more compressed. Also, the load times were 6 times as long, and more frequent. But hey, it's monkey island, i can put up with a few bugs.
  • edited January 2010
    My friend pretty much has to play it on the Wii because of her very crappy video card and I've gone to her house to play it with her. Even she can't stand all the bugs and constant crashing. The graphical lags and poor sound quality keep us from enjoying the game properly, also. And what is with the characters spontaneously going into a quick running/walking animation when they're done with a piece of dialogue? :|

    Yes the Wii version is good for people like my friend who have NO CHOICE, but overall it is still a very poor port, I'm sorry to say.
  • edited January 2010
    PecanBlue wrote: »
    My friend pretty much has to play it on the Wii because of her very crappy video card and I've gone to her house to play it with her. Even she can't stand all the bugs and constant crashing. The graphical lags and poor sound quality keep us from enjoying the game properly, also. And what is with the characters spontaneously going into a quick running/walking animation when they're done with a piece of dialogue? :|

    Yes the Wii version is good for people like my friend who have NO CHOICE, but overall it is still a very poor port, I'm sorry to say.
    Yes, as an alternative, it's better than nothing, but a port to a more powerful console/one with a bigger file size limit would have been far better.
  • edited January 2010
    Has anyone ever played the Sam & Max games released as console games for the Wii? What was the quality like? I ask because maybe it's just porting the game specifically as a Wiiware title that causes all the problems.
  • edited January 2010
    PecanBlue wrote: »
    There was no way I was going to miss out on giving Cave Story the love it deserves, though, so it got the Wiiware vote.
    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't remember the Wiiware port of Cave Story ever being released. :confused:
  • edited January 2010
    PecanBlue wrote: »
    Has anyone ever played the Sam & Max games released as console games for the Wii? What was the quality like? I ask because maybe it's just porting the game specifically as a Wiiware title that causes all the problems.
    I have Season one on Wii, and Season 2 on PC. The wii version featured low res textures, bad audio quality, a few bugs, and an annoying habit of cutting off the last word of some sentences, or stopping part way through some words (about 5-6 times an episode, not necessarily the same line twice).

    Thinking about it, in ways, Tales would be a better port, if it wasn't for the too frequent game crashes, than Sam&Max Wii. At least the audio was consistent.

    Given that was their first wii title/port, thats kind of to be expected. But i have no doubt that the 40MB size limit on wiiware downloads is the reason for the low res textures, extra loading times and worse audio quality on tales. That doesn't explain the the induced wii-jamming/crashes though.
  • edited January 2010
    =].
  • edited January 2010
    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't remember the Wiiware port of Cave Story ever being released. :confused:

    It still hasn't been released? I thought it was just delayed in europe. Ah well.
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